Frequently Asked Questions: Digital Subscription to OregonLive


Why subscribe to OregonLive?

A subscription to OregonLive supports exclusive investigative reporting and watchdog local journalism from local reporters. Subscribers fuel our mission to strengthen and empower the communities we serve. You'll also receive extension coverage of local news for Portland and Oregon.

How much does a subscription to OregonLive cost?

Just $10 a month. You will be charged monthly unless and until you cancel your subscription. You may cancel your subscription at any time by calling 503-221-8240 or by visiting

Can I get a subscription with an introductory offer?

Introductory subscription offers are available to new subscribers only. New subscribers are those who have not subscribed within the past 30 days.

How many stories can I read before I'm required to subscribe?

As many as you want. For now, your support of OregonLive is voluntary. Your subscription helps us underwrite the work of our reporters and editors.

What do I get with a digital subscription to OregonLive?

Unlimited access to everything we offer, including:

  1. The latest, most comprehensive news in Portland and across Oregon — read as much as you want, whenever you want;
  2. A collection of expertly curated local newsletters, delivered directly to your email inbox;
  3. Our suite of easy-to-use mobile news and sports apps; and
  4. Our various locally produced news and sports podcasts.
I already subscribe to The Oregonian. Do I need to subscribe to OregonLive?

No. And thank you for supporting our work with your subscription to The Oregonian.


What does “Subscriber Exclusive” mean?

"Subscriber Exclusive" stories are available to paying supporters of our journalism. Subscriber-only articles typically feature experienced reporting from an Oregon perspective you'll only find on OregonLive or other high interest content.

How many stories will be Subscriber Exclusive?

You'll see the Exclusive label on up to 10 new OregonLive stories each day.

What must I do to read Subscriber Exclusive stories?

Every Exclusive story on OregonLive is available to read now. A subscription will soon be required to read Exclusive stories. Please consider subscribing now to support reliable, trusted local journalism.


What are the benefits of the new login system?

We have heard you, and we have improved our web and app sign in system so it is faster and easier to sign in, and your sign in credentials will be recognized for a longer time. We have improved our compatibility with the password manager that is built into your browser. We have also added “Sign in with Apple” for users who would prefer to log in and purchase a subscription via their Apple account.

How do I login or create an account via the web?

These instructions will guide you through the login steps for (direct login link):

  1. In the top right-hand corner of the page, click the “Sign In” menu, and select the "Sign In" option.
  2. Enter the email address and password associated with your subscription or account. If you would prefer to connect your Google, Facebook, or Apple account, log in with those credentials before purchasing a subscription.

To create an account (direct create account link):

  1. In the top right-hand corner of the page, click the “Sign In” menu, and select the "Create Account" option.
  2. Enter the email address and choose a password to associate with your subscription or account. Passwords must be 6 characters or longer. If you would like to use your Google, Facebook, or Apple account in order to purchase a subscription, log in instead with those credentials.
  3. Make sure to check the checkbox to agree to our legal terms.
How do I login via the app?

These instructions will guide you through the login steps for the OregonLive app:

  1. In the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, click the Profile menu, and select the "Sign In/Create account" option.
  2. Enter the email address and password associated with your subscription or account. Or, if you have connected your Google, Facebook, or Apple account to your subscription, log in with those credentials.
How do I reset a password?

If you have forgotten your password that goes along with your email address, visit this page and request a password reset:

Can I login with Twitter or LinkedIn?

We no longer support signing in using the Twitter or LinkedIn platforms. If your subscription previously used these platforms, please contact support at, otherwise make a new account via the email, Google, Apple or Facebook options.

I'm a subscriber but I'm being blocked from subscriber content

After signing in with your account, if you visit a “Subscriber Exclusive” story and still cannot read the content, make sure you are signed in with the account that was active when you purchased your digital subscription. If you have signed in with an active subscription account and you are still being blocked from subscriber exclusive content, please contact us via email at

I'm already a subscriber. So why am I still seeing messages asking me to subscribe?

Thank you for being a subscriber. While OregonLive subscribers will continue to see some subscription messages initially, the on-site experience may change in the future. In the meantime, for us to know you are a subscriber while you are reading OregonLive, you need to be signed into the site. To learn how to sign in, see the question above.

I am a subscriber — and signed in — but I'm still seeing messages urging me to subscribe. How do I make them go away?

If you are still seeing subscription messages after you sign in as a subscriber, you may need to clear your browser's history, cookies and cache. Through its settings, each browser has a different way of clearing this data. Here are YouTube tutorials that show you the way to do it for the most common browsers: Internet Explorer | Chrome | Safari | Firefox.

If, after clearing your cookies and cache, you're still experiencing problems, please email or call 503-221-8240.

Why do I have to log into OregonLive on my phone when I already logged in on my laptop/desktop/tablet? Can't the site just see me wherever I am accessing content?

Unfortunately, no. Our systems see each device you use separately. To enjoy the full benefits of your subscription, you must log in on each of your devices.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription to OregonLive at any time. Please call 503-221-8240. You may also cancel online.

Still not finding the answer to your question? Please email or call 503-221-8240 for further assistance. Your satisfaction with OregonLive is our top priority.